Forum discussion tagged with upgrade.
  1. A

    Question Looking to upgrade on a budget. CPU or save for a GPU?

    Hey all, I'm currently running a GTX 1050 (not Ti) and an Intel G4560. I've found a few refurbished processor upgrades for a decent price (i5 5600K, among others). Would this be worthwhile, or should I worry about my GPU first? Thanks!
  2. D

    Question „Glitches“ after Ryzen CPU upgrade?

    Problem happens after I upgraded CPU, from ryzen 1800X to ryzen 5700G. Every couple of hours I experience so to say „glitches“ as I watch some video or listen to audio files, or play some game. For a second or two the sound freezes. It is not situation where I overwork the system, it is normal...
  3. IAmRooby


    So, I've decided to splash some cash and do a major upgrade of my current system, could anyone have a glance at the parts I'm looking at and give some advice on whether it's ok or suggest better parts etc - it will all be running with a Gigabyte 3080 ti and a 1000w Asus PSU on a 1440p monitor...
  4. gigabelcior

    Question which graphics card can I buy for i5 9600K without bootleneck of CPU???

    Will a core i5 9600k bottleneck with a rtx 3060 Ti??
  5. Question How to easily upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10

    I'm a Windows 7 Professional user and am looking to upgrade to Windows 10, however I'm struggling to find an easy solution (likely due to the fact I missed the boat by about 2 years for a free upgrade) The Windows 10 upgrade tool throws errors and there's no easy way within Windows to upgrade...
  6. C

    Question Crossfire my old card, or Upgrade?

    Hey there Guys! A few Infos about my current System: Built in 2017 CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Motherboard: AX-370-Gaming 5 Ram: 32gb (4x8gb) GPU: PowerColor Radeon RX480 The idea is to upgrade each component, one by one over time, so it can last another 4 Years or so. I have started with a new...
  7. M

    Laptop help please!

    Hello, and thank you in advance for any and all help! I am new to the forums. I’m trying to decide on if a laptop upgrade is worth it, unfortunately I’m not very computer component literate (working on it though!). The question I have-is it worth upgrading the laptop from what I have to...
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    Question Wanting an upgrade that's worth the money

    I currently am rocking an i9-9900k 3.60GHz, I have a GeForce RTX 2070 8GB, 16GB of RAM, and for a motherboard I have the MSI Z390 Gaming Plus. I am wanting an upgrade that is worth the money that I would end up spending. I do not have the best rig but I would consider that I have a pretty decent...
  9. Seyathen

    [SOLVED] Would the X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 work with my system?

    Simply put, would the X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 support and be compatible the parts I currently have? I do know it would need to have a bios vP1.20 but I just want to get a second opinion and check to make sure. I would be getting the board used, but it should be fully working CPU: Ryzen 3...
  10. J

    Question HARDWARE UPGRADE MADE THINGS WORSE? I literally bought a brand new GPU, a new 144hz monitor and my games run WORSE than prior to the upgrade. What?

    So here goes my ignorant self asking for help with this problem that makes no logical sense whatsoever.. I was playing Apex Legends (lowest settings) and League of Legends (max settings w/o shadows) on 60+ fps, all the time, no frame drops even when a lot of effects are in place, never had a...
  11. Kayden225889

    Question Pc not working after upgrading cpu

    Hey I recently upgraded my cpu from an i5-9400f to an i7-8700k on a B365m ds3h motherboard. When I turned it on after installing my new cpu it just kept turning off and on constantly. I’ve tried things like removing dust, making sure everything’s plugged in, making sure the temperatures good...
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    Question Processor upgrade

    I have custom built PC, i3-10100 + Gigabyte b460m dsh3 + hyperx fury 2666 8+16=24 GB Ram + 1TB WD SSD + Nvidia T600 GPU, i want to upgrade my Processor to i7 10700f. It will be compatible with same configuration? Or need other changes. I want to run my pc smooth for 3D Softwares.
  13. J

    Question What Motherboard / CPU Combo?

    Hello! I’m looking for advice. I have this older computer that I’m looking to upgrade. Its purpose is to be a dedicated video camera security system running Blue Iris. It will also be a PLEX server and run Home Assistant. I’ve been told I need to have at least an i7 6th gen. processor, because...
  14. T

    Question PC turns on but won’t boot/no signal/ no peripherals

    Hello! So I recently went from a stock amd cooler to a Corsair icue h100i elite capellix. When I tried to remove this stock cooler, the cpu popped out with it and presumed to be fused/super stick to the heat sink. Tried dozens of ways to get it off but eventually was able to. Anyways, after...
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    Question What should be my focus to upgrade first? For gaming.

    Just wanting opinions on what to upgrade first to get more fps. I game and play just about everything. With warzone taking up most of that. As of now I can squeeze about 65 fps on high settings. Would like to push that as high as possible without really breaking the bank. Any input would help...
  16. seperoph

    Question Looking to upgrade but unsure of bottleneck ?

    Looking to upgrade my rig since vr has started to get near the point of being unplayable, But I am unsure what is my bottleneck nor do i know how to really check what my bottleneck is for vr. CPU- AMD Ryzen 5 1600 GPU- EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB SSC MBO- ASRock AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 RAM-...
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    Question Planning to upgrade laptop's ancient Wireless N-150 to Wireless AC

    Hey everyone, my friend recently came up to me saying that he would like to upgrade his laptop's WiFi card as the current one could not fully utilize his new fibre connection's speed. His laptop's WiFi is currently capped at 20Mbps (on a good day). The laptop currently has a single band...
  18. M

    [SOLVED] Upgrading to modern CPU (On Budget)

    Hello kindly, I would love to have your advice about which CPU is best suited for my Budget & Need; as I would like to upgrade my Build to an up to date Budget build capable of running current and upcoming games at (only) 60FPS at 1080P. Edited: My budget is 500 in total & I don't mind a 2nd...
  19. Kitezh

    Question ASUS N73SV - CPU Upgrade

    Hello guys, I would like to upgrade the CPU in my ASUS N73SV laptop to Intel Core i7-2960XM. Would it work? Here's the information about my laptop's current hardware: Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, 2301 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date...
  20. tofuDN

    Question Should I upgrade a few parts or replace my whole computer?

    I built my current rig myself and it is approx. 4 years old. Here are the components: Motherboard - Tuf Gaming X570-PLUS RAM - Patriot 4GB X4 for a total 16 GB GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Harddrive - Seagate Barracuda SSD 1 TB Cybetron ATX Power Supply 500w CPU - Intel Core i7-8700K 3.70 GHz...
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    [SOLVED] To which CPU i should upgrade ?

    Hello guys! Recently I heard there are some new intel CPUs out there, and thought maybe this is the time to do a PC upgrade. My main priority with this PC build is gaming in 1080p @ 60fps (prefer. max settings), and i feel my CPU is the bottleneck here. I'm ready to spend up to 500-600€ on a...
  22. Demonrise

    Question Dual Monitor Lag

    I've recently upgraded my computer by quite the bit and now I'm having troubles??? I don't quite understand how/why. Old Specs Motherboard: ROG Crosshair VII CPU: Ryzen 1700X 8 Core 16 Threads GPU: MSI 1080ti RAM: G.Skill DDR4 3200 PSU: Thermaltake 1050W Plat New Specs Motherboard: MSI MPG X570...
  23. wnbrn

    Build Advice What psu/ watts for 2060 super and i7 9700F

    I am trying to upgrade a prebuilt i have and the only part i now need is the power supply. My main components are https://pcpartpicker.com/user/wnbrn./builds/#view=mpq323 I want this to be the last upgrade i do with this pc so i want the psu to be reliable and last me a couple years. The main...
  24. I

    Discussion getting the same fps after installing a crazy new cpu

    So I went from a i5-9600k to a i9-12900k and Ive pretty much gotten no performance change whatsoever. I play escape from tarkov which is an insanely cpu reliant game, so I thought upgrading would do the job, but i literally have not noticed any difference in the games performance. I avg around...
  25. zombie2907

    Question CPU upgrade for Odense2-k

    I am wondering if the i5-6600 will work with the Odense 2-k in my current system motherboard: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05355651 CPU: https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-6th-gen-core-i5-6600/p/N82E16819117562
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    [SOLVED] PC upgrade compatibility issues?

    I'm getting fairly close to pulling the trigger on an upgrade for my current system. I'm still rocking with the i7-4790k and I feel it's time to jump to a 12th gen processor. I've got a 3070 so I'm good graphics card wise. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rRbD4s This is what I'm thinking about as...
  27. Ryker Pendleton

    [SOLVED] Should I upgrade my Power Supply or SSD or Cpu Cooler first or something else

    System Specs: Ryzen 5 3500 Nvidia Geforce Gtx 1650S single fan Wester Digital Sn520 256G m.2 nvme Corsair Vengeance 16gb 3200 mhz LPX Stock Cpu cooler 2 Corsair 4000d Stock Fans Asus Rog strix b450-f gaming II hp pavilion stock 400w platinum power supply non modular
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    Question High End PC Windows Slow and non-responsive

    Hi all, I have a very high end PC and all was well until I recently upgraded the CPU from a Ryzen 5 5600X to an Intel i9-12900K. Rest of my specs are: Gigabyte Z690 Gaming X 32GB (4x8GB) G.Skill RipJaws V red DDR4-3600 DIMM CL19-20-20-40 AMD 6800XT Corsair CV750W The problem is when gaming...
  29. TerraCorbix12345

    Question How to transfer OS to SSD without transferring other files?

    I'm going to get an ADATA SU800 512GB SSD to put in my PC. I want to transfer my OS on to it, but the only methods I've seen online involve copying over all of the files on a hard drive and moving them over to an SSD, which I can't do because I've used more than 512GB on my hard drive. Is there...
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    [SOLVED] Case For Future Build 5000D

    There is a winter sale going on in my country and they have the 5000D for 99 euro from 170. Should I grab it from now for my future build or even switch it with my current one? Is it a good case? Corsair 5000D Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX PC Case (CC-9011209-WW) -...
  31. G

    Question In need of a new graphics card.

    Dear people, I'm looking to upgrade my setup a bit. Really struggling to get around 100+ fps on Warzone and other games. I run a triple monitor setup at 2560x1440 - 165hz. Current specs as per below. CPU Intel core i7 @ 3.7 GHZ Coffee Lake RAM 16 GB Dual Channel@ 1500 MHz Motherboard...
  32. S

    [SOLVED] Should i upgrade my ram?

    So I've built my PC back in early 2019 with very little knowledge about PC components and thus made some dumb mistakes. For example, I have ordered one 16GB ram stick instead of two 8Gbs and been using my ram in single channel ever since. Now I'm thinking whether it would make sense for me to...
  33. S

    [SOLVED] Rig upgrade suggestions.

    Looking to upgrade my rig (mainly motherboard, debating between GIGABYTE B550 AORUS PRO and GIGABYTE B550M DS3H) My rig has Gigabyte RTX 3070 Ryzen 5 5600x 1x16GB 3200mhz Thermaltake TP 750w Semi-Mod PSU HyperX Kingston 128gb SSD 1tb Seagate HDD I'm looking to - replace my motherboard, maybe...
  34. E

    [SOLVED] Graphics Card Fried - What's my best option?

    A few days ago, my graphics card overheated and it does no longer work. I custom built my PC at the end of 2015, so I've been meaning to upgrade sometime soon, but with the current prices of GPU's I was hoping to wait a bit longer. Preferably until the RTX 4000-series cards arrive, and the...
  35. C

    [SOLVED] Looking to upgrade my PC

    Hello, It's been almost 3 years I built this. Quite a basic build, I typically use it for base gaming. Looking to achieve a better performance and decent 1080P gaming. Current Specs: AMD Fx-6300 (Not OC) Asus M5A78L-M LX3 8GB DDR3 Nvidia GT710 2GB Could anyone please suggest me what parts...
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    Question HDD Showing full, but not full.

    I recently decided to switch all my older laptop HDDs to SSDs. My primary has a 750gb Hdd that windows explorer shows has 228gb used, the rest free/empty. I was trying to "update" to a 500gb SSD, but the cloning software MiniPartition shows the drive as 100% full, so I can't migrate the...
  37. D

    [SOLVED] Upgrading from 750 bronze to 850 gold

    Hi, I am trying to choose a new PSU as I recently upgraded my CPU to a i9-12900K and with its huge power draw I think I need to upgrade the power supply also. (Right now I have a CV750 Bronze so I would like a gold PSU for sure) Also my GPU is a 6800XT For my budget I have found the following...
  38. Floob

    [SOLVED] I have a feeling my new GPU is running just a teeny tiny little bit slower than it should be.

    I have just upgraded to a MSI RX 6600 XT from a RX 480 which died a few weeks ago. This GPU is running pretty good on all kinds of benchmarks, but I have my doubts that something may be slightly bottlenecking it. I think i may be a PCIE 3.0 thing but I am not sure. On time spy, the graphics...
  39. B

    [SOLVED] Upgrading Win 7 to Win 10 and moving boot drive to SSD?

    I would like to install an SSD in to my older computer that is still running windows 7 and have a few questions. I would also like upgrade to windows 10 in the process if possible. I am thinking of purchasing a 500GB or 1TB WD Blue SSD to add to my desktop that currently has 2x 1TB HDDs. I would...
  40. Elias_elie

    [SOLVED] Ram Upgrade : 4gb + 4gb or 4gb + 8gb ?

    I'm using Asus Vivobook 15 x512fa. There is one fixed slot 4gb non removable & one empty slot available for me. I'm confused whether I should go for 4gb+[4gb] or 4gb +[8gb]. In case If buy Ram with same clock speed & all other parameters except using different memory sizes. Is it going to...